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Title: Low-altitude photographic transects of the Arctic network of national park units and Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, July 2013

Author: Marcot, Bruce G.; Jorgenson, M. Torre; DeGange, Anthony R.

Date: 2014

Source: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 846. 44 p

Publication Series: Miscellaneous

Description: During July 16–18, 2013, low-level photography flights were conducted (with a Cessna 185 with floats and a Cessna 206 with tundra tires) over the five administrative units of the National Park Service Arctic Network (Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Kobuk Valley National Park, and Noatak National Preserve) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Selawik National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Alaska, to provide images of current conditions and prevalence of land-cover types as a baseline for measuring future change, and to complement the existing grid-based sample photography of the region. Total flight time was 17 hours, 46 minutes, and total flight distance was 2,590 kilometers, at a mean altitude of about 300 meters above ground level. A total of 19,167 photographs were taken from five digital camera systems.

Keywords: photogrammetry, Arctic Network, baseline photography, videography, transects, northwest Alaska

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Marcot, Bruce G.; Jorgenson, M. Torre; DeGange, Anthony R. 2014. Low-altitude photographic transects of the Arctic network of national park units and Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, July 2013. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 846. 44 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds846.

 


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